A political scientist and a human rights’ specialist, with extensive experience both in project management and in direct service provision to vulnerable and marginalised individuals. Dora has for more than fifteen years worked with international organisations, global movements, local and international non-profits, as well as governmental entities and collaborated efficiently with various stakeholders. As the manager of diverse projects, she has effectively provided targeted support to people at risk and successfully responded to complex emergencies, while also trained and mentored several new professionals in that regard. She has developed creative and dynamic campaigning and advocacy strategies, in addition to her thorough research on the cultural background and push factors of third country nationals seeking international protection in Greece. The past six years she has collaborated with different non-profit agencies on developing sustainable refugee response mechanisms, while her skill set also includes proposal development, program management and networking.
A highly skilled social scientist with a diverse academic background, including studies in Gender and Intersectionality, Management in International Organisations and Finance. Christina has over the years effectively collaborated with various entities, including international organisations, local and international non-governmental agencies, intergovernmental organisations and the regional public sector. She has undertaken in-depth research and analysis of gender-related issues and has been involved in many service-based projects targeting disadvantaged and marginalised groups. The past six years she is intensively engaged in the refugee response scheme and through the different posts and collaborations she has successfully supported numerous vulnerable individuals, including children at risk, gender-based violence survivors, people with disabilities and so on. Furthermore, Christina’s diverse experience and skills also include program management, grant proposal development and coordination of multidisciplinary teams.
Ilektra Simitsi holds a PhD in European Law with specialization in European Governance and the Open Method of Coordination from the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace. She holds a degree from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, a Master's degree in European Law from the Law School of Democritus University and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Human Development from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance - UNU Merit. Her research interests include European Integration, Rule of Law, Human Rights, Migration and Education, Governance and Social Policy and are accompanied by her work experience in the design, management and implementation of projects funded by the European Union.